Mat Ranillo III and daughter Krista Ranillo are planning to spend Christmas and New Year in the United States, the young sexy star’s half-brother said.
According to Michael Tupaz, known as Rapper Quickie, Krista and her whole family are still in the US, and they have no plans of going home just yet.
“Sa US na sila magpa-Pasko at magnu-New Year,” said Tupaz.
Tupaz also came to his sister’s rescue amid malicious gossips linking her to international boxing champ Manny Pacquiao.
Although he has yet to talk to Krista about the issue, Tupaz maintained that there is no truth to the alleged Pacquiao-Krista affair.
“Lahat nang chinichismis about her, walang katotohanan lahat ‘yon. I know kasi I’m her oldest sibling. She has worked hard and has been working hard for her career and it’s unfair for her na gaganituhin lang siya ng mga tao na hindi naman siya kilala at walang connection with her,” he said.
He added that unknown to many his sister is “the nicest person in this world.”
"Sobrang matulungin, malambing, sobrang bait and relihiyosa. She goes to church every Sunday and she values her family,” he said.
Tupaz also dismissed speculations on the status of Krista and boyfriend director Dominic Zapata’s relationship. He said contrary to the break-up rumors the two are madly in love with each other.
“He has been taking good care of my sister. He’s a great boyfriend,” he said. “Walong taon na silang mag-boyfriend. Kung totoo ‘yan (illicit affair rumors), dapat naghiwalay na sila.”
As for the photos of Krista and Pacquiao in Baguio, Tupaz said: “Alam na naman po natin ang showbiz. Di ba, may pelikula po silang dalawa? May mga press people doon o kahit na mga may cellphone with camera, makukunan sila. Tapos, palalabasin na may relasyon sila. Unfair naman po, di ba?”
Pacquiao and Krista are part of the “Wapakman” film.
In their last conversation, Tupaz said Krista had told him not to believe all the allegations hurled against her.
“Sabi ko sa kanya, huwag siyang mag-alala. Nandito lang ako,” he added. “Alam ko, ayaw na niyang patulan pa ‘yang mga isyu na ‘yan. Pakulo lang ‘yan para sa pelikula.”